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Old 09-28-2012, 07:17 AM   #931
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This is the beginning of my second week doing WW, I went to my first meeting on Tuesday night. I lost 1.5 lbs, its not a huge loss but it wasn't a gain either. I am wondering if anyone here can help me figure out something though....What is the best way to figure out points when you are making recipes at home? It is really becoming a pain doing all this math!!

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Nothing is easy to find on the eTools page, but there is a tool called "recipe builder." When you go to eTools, hover over "My Plan" on the left. You will see a chef's hat icon, that's the recipe builder. Just put in your recipe and the points will be figured for you. You will have to play around with the tool a bit to learn it. And you can always delete and start over. Once you get the hang of it, you will like it.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:21 AM   #932
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We eat our big meal at lunch, eat a light dinner, and nothing after 7:00. This works for us because dh is retired on disability.
I was reading another thread about the way kids eat here in the US and I followed a link to a blog by an American woman who lives in France with her kids. She said that French people eat about 40% of their calories at lunch. So, you are very French!
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:46 AM   #933
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I'm having a BBQ this weekend and need to be careful with what I'm going to eat. I have my hubby doing some skinless chicken breast on the grill for me. I just have to stay away from the snacks and I think I will be ok. Hopefully we can pawn the cake off on someone so it isn't sitting in my house !!
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:52 AM   #934
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I have WI day tomorrow but have to WI at 11am instead of the usual 8 or 930 am. Normally, I don't eat before the weigh in. This week, I'm running a 5k and then quickly showering and running off to WW. I HAVE to eat before my race... I think it's going to mess with the numbers, though I guess running 3 miles prior to WI would mess with them in the opposite direction. Ya think it'll just cancel each other out?
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:30 AM   #935
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I have WI day tomorrow but have to WI at 11am instead of the usual 8 or 930 am. Normally, I don't eat before the weigh in. This week, I'm running a 5k and then quickly showering and running off to WW. I HAVE to eat before my race... I think it's going to mess with the numbers, though I guess running 3 miles prior to WI would mess with them in the opposite direction. Ya think it'll just cancel each other out?
You have to eat and you have to drink before your 5K. My suggestion is to just acknowledge that it's going to be an odd WI and don't worry about it. For goodness sake, you're running a 5K! That is worthy of a celebration even if the scales mess with your mind.

I'm donating platelets tomorrow morning and I need to do my WI tomorrow, too, because I missed my meeting this week due to work travel. I'd love to not eat and then do my WI after they take my bag of platelets, but it would be way stupid to not eat before that. Plus, I'll need to drink a lot of water afterwards. There is no scamming the scales. It all shows up eventually -- good and bad.
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:13 AM   #936
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Way in today - DOWN 1.8 pounds!!!! I'm so excited!! Feels good to get back into action after my vacation....

Worked really hard this week to get in more fruits and veggies.

Got to do lots of research this weekend for better dinner recipes......I struggle with dinner. Gonna access the etools but do any of you use other sites for healthly receipts?

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Old 09-28-2012, 10:29 AM   #937
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You have to eat and you have to drink before your 5K. My suggestion is to just acknowledge that it's going to be an odd WI and don't worry about it. For goodness sake, you're running a 5K! That is worthy of a celebration even if the scales mess with your mind.

I'm donating platelets tomorrow morning and I need to do my WI tomorrow, too, because I missed my meeting this week due to work travel. I'd love to not eat and then do my WI after they take my bag of platelets, but it would be way stupid to not eat before that. Plus, I'll need to drink a lot of water afterwards. There is no scamming the scales. It all shows up eventually -- good and bad.
I hear ya. I was up .8 last week, this week I'm counting as a whatever week- whether it's strangely really good, really bad, or indifferent. I'll still keep plugging along and doing the best I can. If I'm in it for the long haul, 1 or 2 weeks doesn't matter all that much in the end. Plus- I know I slacked on exercise this week. It is what it is. Some weeks I rock it out of the park with it but my energy is either really good or really bad with my PCOS. I use the races as a way to HAVE to get out there and it jazzes up my energy for the new week. I just keep swimming...
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:41 PM   #938
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Way in today - DOWN 1.8 pounds!!!! I'm so excited!! Feels good to get back into action after my vacation....

Worked really hard this week to get in more fruits and veggies.

Got to do lots of research this weekend for better dinner recipes......I struggle with dinner. Gonna access the etools but do any of you use other sites for healthly receipts?

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Congrats on your loss! I like www.skinnytaste.com. She calculates the PointsPlus values and you can even search for recipes by PP value. I've yet to be disappointed by one of these recipes. She uses lots of different spices and the flavor comes through great.

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I hear ya. I was up .8 last week, this week I'm counting as a whatever week- whether it's strangely really good, really bad, or indifferent. I'll still keep plugging along and doing the best I can. If I'm in it for the long haul, 1 or 2 weeks doesn't matter all that much in the end. Plus- I know I slacked on exercise this week. It is what it is. Some weeks I rock it out of the park with it but my energy is either really good or really bad with my PCOS. I use the races as a way to HAVE to get out there and it jazzes up my energy for the new week. I just keep swimming...
"Just keep swimming . . ." is my WW leader's theme. She has a dory stuffed animal for each of the classes she leads and the biggest loser gets the dory to take for the week.

Good luck with your race tomorrow! We're cheering for you!
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:58 PM   #939
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This is the beginning of my second week doing WW, I went to my first meeting on Tuesday night. I lost 1.5 lbs, its not a huge loss but it wasn't a gain either. I am wondering if anyone here can help me figure out something though....What is the best way to figure out points when you are making recipes at home? It is really becoming a pain doing all this math!!

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The first time I make something from a recipe book, I have to do the math and then I just write the points value on the page beside each ingredient and total it at the bottom. That way when I make that dish again, the points values are all done for me and I can just divide the number of servings by the number of points! The recipe builder works too, as someone already mentioned, but I find it easier to just write in the cook book.
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:15 PM   #940
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Here are a couple of dishes I made last week.

These are meatless stuffed peppers. It's the first time I made stuffed peppers. The stuffing was 4 points per cup and it was very filling. It has rice, black beans, tomatoes, spinach and a few other things.

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This is a Tex Mex Lasagna

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It is also meatless. It's got black beans, kidney beans, tomatoes, salsa, peppers and some other good stuff. It also has something a little different. The 'noodles' are not pasta. They are corn tortillas. It was so delicious and even better as leftovers. It was baked in a 9x13 pan and the whole thing was 60 points. You could certainly lower the points by using less cheese -- I used 18 points in cheese. I got 6 large 10-point dinner servings from it.

If anyone would like the recipe for either, just ask!
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:24 PM   #941
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I actually just found both of those recipes online...

Peppers:
http://recipecircus.com/recipes/Phyl..._Peppers_.html

Lasagna:
http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recip...?recipe=242007
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:29 PM   #942
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I had my weigh in on Wednesday. My first full week after being back from Disney and I was down 1.7 pounds!

October is going to be challenging when it comes to losing the rest of what I gain there. DS has a birthday next week, our Thanksgiving Weekend is next weekend, I have a training session to go to and there will be food, and I've got another weekend away later in the month.

One meal at a time, I guess.
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:46 PM   #943
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Way in today - DOWN 1.8 pounds!!!! I'm so excited!! Feels good to get back into action after my vacation....

Worked really hard this week to get in more fruits and veggies.

Got to do lots of research this weekend for better dinner recipes......I struggle with dinner. Gonna access the etools but do any of you use other sites for healthly receipts?

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Occasionally I get recipes off websites but mostly, I get mine from a cookbook called Looneyspoons Collection. There are some great recipes in there. You might be able to get it from the library. I got my copy from Costco. It's low fat and healthy food.
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:46 PM   #944
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Got to do lots of research this weekend for better dinner recipes......I struggle with dinner. Gonna access the etools but do any of you use other sites for healthly receipts?

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Have you seen www.laaloosh.com or www.dashingdish.com Both are WW pts friendly-- list them right in each recipe for you.

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Good luck with your race tomorrow! We're cheering for you!
Thanks! The weather wasn't supposed to cooperate, but now it looks like it will!
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:25 PM   #945
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Thought i would join in.
I joined WW 9/18 went to my second mtg this past tuesday and i was down 4.4 lbs!
I know a lot of that is water but it was still nice!
I am finding the plan fairly easy to stick to. I have a birthday oarty to attend this weekend so will see how that goes!
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